M.Sc. Forensic Science
(Nodal Department : Department of Biochemistry)
1. About Forensic Science
Modern crime detection has become a scientific endeavor. The role of a forensic scientist in the criminal justice system to perform a function that helps to convert an investigation into a final adjudication, is becoming increasingly important. Hence, Osmania University and AP Forensic Science Laboratory (APFSL), Hyderabad signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to start a four(4) semester M.Sc course in Forensic Science from the academic year 2000-2001. This course is offered in the Department of Biochemistry, which serves as the nodal department. The objective is to train science graduates in scientific crime investigation methods.
2. Academic Programs
3. Faculty Details
The course being inter-disciplinary, lectures by full-time academic consultants and also by guest faculty from the concerned departments of Osmania University, AP Forensic Science Laboratory (APFSL), Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL), Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratories (DMRL), National Police Academy (NPA), Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT), National Geophysical Research Institute (NGRI), Osmania Medical College (OMC) are arranged.
The laboratory, library, computer and instrumental facilities available in the science departments of Osmania University and the collaborating institutes like APFSL, CFSL, CCMB, IPA, IICT, NGRI etc are accessible to the students.
5. Employment Opportunities
One can also be employed in the vigilance department or take up teaching in colleges offering criminology courses. To freelance, one can work in the areas of insurance claims, document registrations, forgery detections and other white-collar crimes including cyber crime.